Capitol Hill

Tribal leaders testify on climate change’s outsized effect on Indian Country

Clayton Honyumptewa says the Powamuya ceremony will be observed this weekend as usual on parts of the Hopi reservation, but the planting that traditionally follows the ceremony might not come until May.

Rep. Gosar rips Dem’s ‘socialist fairy tale’ climate plan

Gosar called the Green New Deal plan a “socialist fairy tale” at a U.S. House hearing on climate change Tuesday morning.

Grijalva voices support for ‘Green New Deal’

Rep. Raúl Grijalva is on board with young House Democrats pushing for a “Green New Deal” to combat climate change.

Trump nominates ex-Rosemont mine lobbyist to lead Interior

President Trump on Monday announced that he’ll nominate David Bernhardt, a former lobbyist for the Rosemont copper mine in Arizona and George W. Bush administration official, to become the next Interior secretary.

Gallego’s office asks Capitol Police to investigate extremist group

Staffers of U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego have asked the U.S. Capitol Police to investigate the extremist group Patriot Movement AZ after its leaders posted photos, video and information about security measures of the congressman’s house, the Southern Policy Law Center’s Hatewatch blog reported today.

U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear Arizona law denying bail in sex-assault cases

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court has refused to revive a voter-approved Arizona law that would deny bail to suspects in sexual assault cases, after that law was struck down as unconstitutional last year.The high...

Grijalva: Trump’s shutdown is irrevocably harming public lands

An influential Arizona Democrat is placing the blame for the government shutdown -- and the lasting impacts on public lands and Native American tribes -- squarely on President Trump.

AZ Reps. Biggs, Gosar oppose back pay for furloughed fed workers

President Donald Trump repeated a promise Monday that furloughed federal workers will get back pay when the government shutdown ends, but a bill to do just that was opposed by two Republican lawmakers from Arizona.

Sinema joins GOP colleagues in effort to repeal ACA insurance tax

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is joining Republican senators in a bid to permanently ax a piece of President Obama’s signature health care law.

Sinema and McSally aren’t the first senators to serve together after being campaign rivals

They’re not the first senators who duked it out during a campaign before going on to work together.